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Facebook founder goes one-on-one with conservatives
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, will meet with heads of conservative media today to discuss allegations that the social network suppressed conservative news. Attendees including TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Donald Trump adviser Barry Bennett, CNN commentator S.E. Cupp and Fox News' Dana Perino will meet with Zuckerberg and Facebook's global public policy head, Joel Kaplan, at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.
Will Google unveil its voice-activated device?
That's what the New York Times says. According to the report, Google will introduce its highly anticipated entry into the home-activated market today. Google Home is a virtual agent that answers simple questions and carries out basic tasks. It's expected to come to market in the fall, and will compete with Amazon's Echo.
Silicon Valley Mansions taking longer to sell
After a four-year real estate boom, Silicon Valley's housing market is seeing a pullback, according to an analysis by Bloomberg. The Valley, which is the most expensive U.S. housing market, is feeling the slowdown following stock-market turmoil, a drop in foreign investors and concern of a tech-industry slowdown. “The seemingly inexhaustible well of very high-end buyers has proven exhaustible after all,” said Dean Wehrli, a senior vice president at John Burns. “The peak is behind us, and that’s becoming clearer and clearer to builders and buyers.”
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